The best part about growing flowers in the garden is cutting blossoms for bouquets in the house. Whether you grow roses, sunflowers, lavender or mums, there are always ways to bring the beauty of your garden inside.
Since my dahlias have been growing like gangbusters, I’ve been clipping stems whenever I get a chance. I also have roses that were here when we moved in (that I nearly cut down), mums that are blooming even though it’s not fall and Minoan Lace that reseeded from last year and has taken over a corner of my front garden.
To make flowers last, I use this recipe, that I got from the book Petal & Twig, and adjust it to adapt to the size of the container:
1 chopped up non-coated aspirin
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 cups water